2017年6月4日日曜日

Tanka/ 短歌...Miyakowasure 都わすれ

<Tanka / 短歌>

名を問へば都わすれとかへりたり東京去りて幾歳月や

to ask

the name of flowers--

"miyakowasure"

...years have passed 

since I left Tokyo



Miyakowasure is a kind of asters' name in Japanese.
If I translate it literally into English, 
it is to forget the capital city.
For me , it is Tokyo.
It is called Miyamayomena savateri, Gymnaster savatieri in English.


順徳天皇と都わすれについて→https://ja.wikipedia.org/…/%E3%83%9F%E3%83%A4%E3%83%9E%E3%8…


There is one story about the flower.
Miyakowasure was named by Juntoku Tenno (Japanese Emperor), 
who was banished to a distant island Sado from Kyoko 
because of the defeat in Jokyu War (AD 1221).
Those days' capital city was Kyoto. 
It is said that he consoled himself with the flowers in Sado Island,
so he named it Miyakowasure ( to forget Miyako/ Kyoto).
Tenno family's crest( emblem) is Chrysanthemum and
 the aster is one of kind of it. 
Seeing Miyakowasure and composing Waka (Tanka) , 
Juntoku Tenno missed Kyoto and his prosperity...
yet, there was still his family's crest Chrysanthemum there, 
which was Miyakowasure...

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purple hues...

split into

...sunrays

breaking

spell

(purple colour for breaking magic)

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astraea's tears...

flickering

...stardust

on earth

starflowers

(asters in Greek mythology)


©Hifsa Ashraf (Bubbly)